Monday, April 23, 2007

Contraction


This painting is the first in the triptych on the life of Christ. Both this image and the previous post are 4 by 6 foot canvases. This painting is from a line in a Wesley hymn that spoke of the Incarnation as "the Godhead contracted to a span." A span was typically known as the length of a hand. The colors are meant to be reminiscent of the blood and water that flowed from Christ in both his birth and his death.

1 comment:

JohnDeere said...

love the color in these--- and the big ideas. lots to see in there. makes you want to look a while and then take a break so you can come back and look some more. like that treasure buried in a field-- she finds it and then buries it again and goes and buys the field. this dynamic is definitely alive in these paintings.